Attorney at Law
Ms. DeVonne's practice focuses on employment matters, human resources, employee relations including workplace and campus investigations on complex issues of ethics, misconduct, harassment, discrimination; and retaliation. She also provides consulting services and interactive employer and employee training.
As a real estate broker with over 13 years experience, Ms. DeVonne also provides commercial and residential contractual and transactional services to… read more California clients.
- Benefits & Compensation
- Contractor Agreement
- Contractor Termination
- Employee Handbook
- Employee Termination
- Employee Termination Consults
- Employment Agreement
- Employment Dispute Consults
- Employment Policies & Procedures
- Equity Compensation
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
- Severance Agreement
- Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Claims
- Case Law Research
- Letter of Intent
- Other Legal Research & Writing Matter
- Buying & Selling Commercial Real Estate
- Buying & Selling Residential Real Estate
- Commercial Lease
- Property Management Contract
- Purchase & Sale Agreement (Commercial)
- Real Estate Foreclosure
- Residential Lease
- Tenant Dispute
- Tenant Eviction
"Ms. DeVonne was the District liaison between the administration and labor unions representing the majority of our staff. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. DeVonne on workplace investigations, reports and also an unemployment hearing. She demonstrated the highest regard for procedural correctness, and carefully considered the details, no matter how extensive, needed to observe not only federal and state regulations, but also district policies and union contract agreements to ensure District compliance."
"Sadara has assisted me with a number of real estate matters including lease, sale and purchase contracts, landlord-tenant disputes and a probate matter. She is thorough and patient. I will continue to be a lifelong client."
Art Center College of Design
DHR Administrator/Title IX Coordinator
Apr 2018 - Present
Oversees DHR and Title IX compliance programs college wide. Develops and implements Title VII, Title IX, Clery, VAWA, and other federal and state anti-discrimination law programming and compliance. Oversees Deputy Title IX coordinators and task force members and provides extensive training on intake, investigation, report writing and resolution. Ensures equitable response and interim measures.
Dwelling Places, Inc
Aug 2016 - Present
Commercial and residential purchases, sales, leases, foreclosures, short sales, landlord-tenant issues, property management, contracts and agreements, unlawful detainers.
Waukegan Public Schools
Director of Employee Relations/Title IX Coordinator
Nov 2016 - Apr 2018
Responsible for Title VII, Title IX, EEO, FMLA and ADA compliance district wide.Reconciled complex employee relations matters and disputes. Resolved cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, accommodations, due process, misconduct,discipline and termination. Ensured collective bargaining agreement compliance and grievance resolution with seven bargaining units. Managed EEO officers.
Tyler & Bursch
Jun 2016 - Dec 2016
Represented clients in civil litigation matters. Provided counsel, negotiation and structure for contractual transactions, drafted agreements and organized closings. Conducted discovery, performed extensive legal research, drafted motions, trial and appellate briefs.
Morgan & Nicholson, LLP
Jun 2016 - Dec 2016
Assisted with civil litigation matters in the areas of real estate, estate planning and probate. Conducted discovery, document review, legal research, and drafted pleadings, motions and briefs.
Apr 2005 - Aug 2016
Commercial and residential real estate purchases, sales, leases, foreclosures, short sales.
Michael Sullivan & Associates
Oct 2015 - Jun 2016
Represented insurance carriers, self-insured employers and public entities in all aspects of workers’ compensation to mitigate exposure, defend claims and negotiate settlements in conformity with the Labor Code, Code of Regulations, Department of Industrial Relations and the Code of Civil Procedure. Managed cases from discovery to appeal.
San Bernardino Superior Court
Mar 2013 - Oct 2015
Assisted in the establishment of a system for review of habeas corpus writs to ensure compliance with federal and state laws. Drafted rulings for habeas writs. Drafted memoranda for civil and criminal appellate
arguments. Conducted extensive legal research on a variety of topics including felony sentencing.
San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
Assisted with the research and preparation needed for prosecution of misdemeanor and felony cases. Aided the discovery process. Conferred with law enforcement, witnesses, and other interested parties to
obtain pertinent information. Performed legal research analyzing legal issues present in pending cases.
Community Hospital of San Bernardino
Policy and Procedure Coordinator
May 2008 - Sep 2009
Supervised the creation, maintenance, and publishing of policies and procedures. Monitored staff compliance with legal and regulatory education, training and licensing requirements. Provided executive level administrative support.